About Us

That which matters most to you matters most to us.We are a team of experienced financial advisors providing comprehensive guidance to families, business owners and professionals for over three decades.  We understand the challenges of planning for the issues most important to you and will be there to assist you every step of the way.A plan starts with listening closely to you, learning about your goals, time frame, and your unique tolerance for risk. After thoughtful implementation, we then monitor the plan and provide ongoing perspective, guidance, and adapting, as needed, to significant changes in market conditions or circumstances in your life.  A plan that works for you today and in the future, is the ultimate goal.Your financial life is unique, with its own complexities.  Our practice is designed to make it understandable, manageable and, above all, to help you achieve your goals.
Services Include
  • Wealth Management1
  • Financial Planning2
  • Retirement Planning3
  • Estate Planning Strategies4
  • Planning for Education Funding5
  • Sustainable Investing6
  • Lending Products
  • Long Term Care Insurance7
  • Life Insurance8
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • Annuities9
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Working With You

At Morgan Stanley, we believe that identifying financial solutions begins with a solid understanding of each client’s situation, goals, objectives and risk tolerance. We follow a disciplined process that enables us to work with you to craft a solution that helps to meet your individual financial needs:




Develop a thorough understanding of your financial goals and objectives

Review and analyze your current financial situation

Identify and tailor solutions that can help you meet your individual needs

Implement your customized strategy, including personalized services and benefits

Review your strategy, meeting periodically to discuss your goals and needs




Whatever your financial goal—whether to grow your wealth, preserve it or pass it on to others, you can count on us to help you with a strategy that is:




Personal

Highly individualized and committed to helping you achieve financial success

Flexible

Responsive to changes in your life and in your priorities over time

Comprehensive

Covering a broad array of investment products and services, with preferred benefits tied to your valued status with us

    Location

    1800 Broadway
    Ste 120
    Boulder, CO 80302
    US
    Direct:
    (720) 562-6216(720) 562-6216
    Toll-Free:
    (800) 787-5218(800) 787-5218

    Meet The Hickman Watson Group

    About Me

    Greg is a Financial Advisor and First Vice President of Morgan Stanley Wealth management.  From 2010 through 2016, he held the position of Branch Manager of the Boulder office.  Over the last 35 years, Greg has guided individuals and families toward their financial goals and dreams. 

    Greg holds a BS degree in Organizational Management from the University of Colorado.  He was a two year letterman in football for the Golden Buffaloes, as an undergraduate.

    Greg and his wife Sue raised their three sons in Louisville and now reside in Superior.  Over the past several years the family has grown with the addition of two daughters-in-law.

    The Watsons are engaged with their community and local church.  They support several charities, locally and internationally, that directly benefit families and children. 

    Direct 720-562-6216
    gregory.p.watson@morganstanley.com
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    • Trust Services
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    • Wealth Planning
    • Traditional Investments
    • Alternative Investments
    • Impact Investing
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    • Impact Investing
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    • IRA Plans
    • Retirement Income Strategies
    • Retirement Plan Participants
    • Annuities
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